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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Missive of the Month | 03 Sep 2013

-MISSIVE OF THE MONTH: Be Aware of Your Rights as a Potential Juror or Defendant

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Rachel Colon has a timely letter to the editor in The Appeal-Democrat in Marysville, California explaining the juror’s right to refuse to enforce unjust law. Judging from the comments under her letter, this educational outreach is sorely needed in her area! Many thanks to Rachel for taking the time to get the word out in […]

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Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 30 Aug 2013

-Jury Nullification Outreach at the Ravalli County Fair

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Jury Rights Day celebrations begin this weekend! Here in Montana, long-time FIJA activists Dave and Leona Merrick are spending four LONG days hosting an outreach table at the Ravalli County Fair in Hamilton, Montana. They are there from open to close each day of the fair. You can see them in the photo below doing […]

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Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 29 Aug 2013

-New Hampshire Governor Proclaims September 5 Jury Appreciation Day

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Many thanks to FIJA New Hampshire State Contact and activist Dick Marple for securing the below proclamation from New Hampshire Governor Maggie Wood Hassan declaring September 5 to be Jury Appreciation Day. He has gotten many such proclamations over the years, but this one is particularly notable because through the hard work of activists such […]

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Jury Rights Day &Media Releases | 29 Aug 2013

-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Activists Across the Nation Celebrate Jury Rights Day on September 5

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29 August 2013 Activists Across the Nation Celebrate Jury Rights Day on September 5 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: (406) 442-7800; aji@fija.org Helena, MT—On Thursday, September 5, 2013, activists across the country will celebrate Jury Rights Day, marking the 343rd anniversary of the day when jurors refused to convict William Penn of violating England’s Conventicle Acts, […]

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FIJA in the News &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 23 Aug 2013

-A Jury’s Secret Power – Jury Nullification

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As Jury Rights Day approaches, Joanne Eisen and Alan Chwick help make the jury’s secret power of jury nullification a little less secret. A Jury’s Secret Power – Nullification With Jury Rights Day just around the corner on September 5, it is a good time to reflect upon a Jury’s Duty. Our Founding Fathers, in […]

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FIJActivist &Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day &Lunch Break for Liberty | 16 Aug 2013

-Jury Nullification History: The First Jury Rights Day

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The very first Jury Rights Day celebrations took place 22 years ago on September 5, 1991 when FIJA called for activists nationwide to spent an hour handing out juror education outreach material in their communities. Our inaugural Jury Rights Day announcement is below. How will YOU be spending Jury Rights Day in 2013? Is there […]

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Jury Nullification | 16 Aug 2013

-Florida’s Future Richard Paeys Need Jurors Informed about Jury Nullification

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A report from RT America details the toll prescription pain killer regulation in Florida is taking on legitimate patients dealing with severe pain. Florida pain patients become collateral damage during war on drugs To combat prescription drug abuse, the state has tightened drug regulations, limiting the supply of pain medication that pharmacies and drug distributors […]

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Jury Nullification &Missive of the Month | 16 Aug 2013

-MISSIVE OF THE MONTH: Michigan Should Follow New Hampshire on Jury Nullification

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In a Letter to the Editor of The Daily Mining Gazette, Larry Korpi urges Michigan to follow New Hampshire’s lead on jury nullification law. Michigan should follow N.H. Michigan, like the other states, holds justice in contempt by court. But not in the “live free or die” state, in New Hampshire, who passed a law […]

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Jury Nullification | 15 Aug 2013

-Jury Nullification One Strategy to Defend the Unhoused from Abusive City Ordinances

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As the California town of Palo Alto considered (yet again) criminalizing living in a vehicle, Aram James advocates jury nullification as a strategy to push back against an unjust, inhumane, expensive, and wasteful policy designed to demonize and punish the unhoused. Palo Alto to Decide Whether Sleeping in Car Should Result in Jail Sentence Trial […]

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Jury Nullification | 14 Aug 2013

-Hershberger Press Conference Regarding Appeal in Jury Nullification Case

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We received this update from Food Freedom USA on the recent Vernon Hershberger raw milk jury nullification case. You may recall that Hershberger’s jury not only acquitted him of 3 of 4 offenses, but when jurors learned after convicting him on a hold order violation that pertinent information was redacted from the evidence they viewed, […]

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Jury Nullification | 05 Aug 2013

-Jury Nullification Can Help Push Back Against the Prison Industry

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Prisoners in California are in their third week of mass hunger strikes in opposition to abusive treatment such as torturous solitary confinement for years on end based solely on allegations of gang affiliation, race-based group punishments based on the behavior of a single individual, etc. Nathan Goodman advocates jury nullification as core tactic pushing back […]

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Jury Nullification | 03 Aug 2013

-Criminal Courts have Quietly Moved From “May” Convict to “Must” Convict Jury Instructions

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FIJA Advisory Board member Roger Roots, J.D., Ph.D. pens this column about how judges are quietly pulling the veil further over jurors’ right to refuse to convict under unjust or unjustly applied laws. We are often asked how is it that so few people know about jury nullification when it has been part of the […]

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Jury Nullification &Jury Rights Day | 03 Aug 2013

-Inform Everyone About Jury Nullification On Jury Rights Day 2013

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It’s that time of year again! Jury Rights Day 2013 is coming up in just over a month on Thursday, 5 September. This annual celebration commemorates the famous case in which William Penn’s jury refused to convict him of violating England’s Conventicle Act by publicly preaching a religion not approved by the government. Learn more […]

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Function of Juries &Interviews &Jury Nullification | 01 Aug 2013

-Voices with Vision on WPFW Interview on Jury Nullification

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This week Naji Mujahid of Voices with Vision spoke with FIJA’s Kirsten Tynan on Pacifica station WPFW in Washington, D.C. They talked extensively about how jurors can use jury nullification to push back against human rights abuses, including refusing to be complicit in punishing victimless offenses– offenses which are disproportionately used by government to punish […]

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Function of Juries &Interviews &Jury Nullification | 22 Jul 2013

-Jurors’ Role in Protecting Our Rights with Jury Nullification

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Kirsten Tynan joined guest host David Knight on The Alex Jones Show last week to discuss jurors’ rights and responsibilities in protecting human rights by refusing to enforce unjust or unjustly applied laws. See the video below to watch this segment of the program.

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